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Workplace accommodation is about to get easier

By Office of Public Service Accessibility in category Accessibility on February 16, 2021

By Mangla Shandal and Glen Hayes We are excited to talk about some work we’ve been tackling to make the workplace more accessible for persons with disabilities, especially when it comes to workplace accommodations. Imagine that you encounter barriers in the workplace that affect your ability to do your job safely and effectively. Maybe you need a screen reader or adjustments to your physical…

Shared Solutions to Common Problems – International Collaboration in Digital Government

By The Honourable Joyce Murray in category Digital on December 17, 2020

Image Last month, I had the privilege of chairing the 7th Annual Digital Nations Ministerial Summit. This forum of ten leading digital government countries is committed to using technology to improve the lives of their citizens and residents. Over three days of meetings and workshops – all done virtually, not surprisingly – I met with ministers,…

Responsive and Resilient Service – An International Approach to Digital Government

By Mark Levene in category Digital on October 27, 2020

This year, Canada is hosting the Digital Nations Summit. The organization is a group of 10 of the most advanced digital governments around the world. While we had been looking forward to welcoming old and new friends to Ottawa this fall, the pandemic has changed our plans and, for the first time, our summit will be fully remote and digital. Our theme this year is “responsive and resilient…

Minister Murray’s Virtual Tour: Building a Vision for Delivering Services that are secure, accessible and easy to use

By The Honourable Joyce Murray in category Digital on August 6, 2020

I am often asked why Canada has a Minister of Digital Government and what that means. My job is to integrate policy and innovative service delivery with IT management, as we work to digitalize and transform our services to Canadians. My role reflects the importance of doing a better job of serving Canadians. In the past few months people around the world, Canadians among them, have faced…

Working Accessibly from Home

By Yazmine Laroche in category Accessibility on May 25, 2020

In Case You Missed It Benchmark Study on Accommodations in the GC Phase 1 My Accessible GC Episode 1 I hope everyone is in good health and doing everything they can to stay safe and support each other, as we continue to adjust to a new way of doing business and serving Canadians during this pandemic. It has been amazing to witness the resiliency and innovative spirit of public servants, as…

Moving Forward with NextGen

By The Honourable Joyce Murray in category Next Gen HR and Pay on March 6, 2020

Every federal employee deserves to be paid accurately and on time. That is why we have committed to building a new human resources and pay solution that meets the needs of employees. We know the Next Gen HR and pay solution cannot come fast enough but we must take the time to get this right. Today, I was able to give an important update that the NextGen team will be working with SAP on a pilot…

More government information at your fingertips

By Ruth Naylor in category Open Government on March 6, 2020

On January 12, 2020, for the very first time, Canadians could access Question Period notes through the Open Government Portal, providing them further insight into government issues of the day. These notes are prepared by departments to assist Cabinet ministers when taking part in the daily Question Period in the House of Commons. Question Period is an important part of our parliamentary democracy…

So much to Celebrate!

By Yazmine Laroche in category Accessibility on December 3, 2019

Happy International Day for Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) everyone! There is a chill in the air, but nothing can dampen my enthusiasm in celebrating this day and everything we are accomplishing together! It fills me with pride to see Government of Canada buildings across the country lit up in purple to celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities as part of the world-wide Purple…

A step towards more open government

By Ruth Naylor in category Open Government on August 22, 2019

Canadians can now go online and see one of the first milestones of the new Access to Information Act, which was recently amended to make the federal government more open to the public it serves. As of July 30, 2019, the titles of more than 2,200 memoranda received by ministers and deputy ministers in June 2019 are posted on the Open Government Portal. The titles are searchable, including by date…

Building blocks for a digital government of the future

By Francis Bilodeau in category Digital on August 16, 2019

It has been a momentous year for digital government in Canada. In May 2019 we concluded a highly successful Open Government Partnership Global Summit, which brought together over 2,000 participants, from over 100 countries around the world. The Summit illustrated the important role digital technologies play in in bridging relationships between citizens and government. Now, just a few months later…

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